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Grind! Sludge! Doom!
All the Good Things!

July 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Grind! Sludge! Doom!All the Good Things! The Foundry is a smaller room upstairs from The Fillmore, part of a corporate complex of Live Nation venues including a comedy club. This tour stop just

Metal to Keep You on Garde

July 6th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Metal to Keep You on Garde It’s fair to say that heavy metal was co-opting classical and jazz even before there was a name for it. Deep Purple helped invent metal in the ‘70s, but before churning out

The Novelty of Metal

June 29th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

The Novelty of Metal Some metalheads take this shit way too seriously. They look at novelty metal bands and scoff at the concept forgetting that the almighty Venom used Satan as shtick, that many a

The Moods of Metal

June 12th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

The Moods of Metal Depressive black metal and doom metal are genres stereotypically steeped in darkness—and not without good reasons. But man cannot live on dread alone. Witness Farsot, a German

The Metal Spirit

May 24th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

The Metal Spirit Spirituality in metal can be a touchy subject, but there is no denying that some of the best metal bands use their music as a conduit to express what it means to them—and we're

It’s Better to Go Somewhere Slow Than Nowhere Fast

May 14th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

It’s Better to Go Somewhere Slow Than Nowhere Fast Redundancies abound with Mammoth Mammoth, whose latest album encourages you to Mount the Mountain. Unsurprisingly, the band

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest
The Fillmore, Philadelphia, April 22–23

May 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Decibel Metal & Beer Fest The Fillmore, Philadelphia, April 22–23 Despite the stereotype of the metal fan as someone with a PBR tallboy tattoo, the craft brewing craze has infected heshers as well.

Diversity Reigns in the Metal Underground

May 2nd, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Diversity Reigns in the Metal Underground A venue such as Kung Fu Necktie exists in every decent-sized city in America. There, a band such as Junius, who has been plugging along for years

Doom Metal:
Not Only Slow

April 27th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Doom Metal: Not Only Slow Metal music was arguably first conceived as “doom metal” since the originators in Black Sabbath, particularly the Sainted Tony Iommi, and the horror

Space:
The Metal Frontier

April 10th, 2017  |  by  |  published in Something Wicked | Leave A Comment »

Space: The Metal Frontier When the guitarist said they were CME, a voice from the crowd asked what it stood for, to which he haltingly replied, “Chinese... Mars... Experiment.” Such is life